Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Why the Trayvon Martin Story Took So Long to Gain Traction

Friday, March 23, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by his neighbor on Feburary 26th, but the story didn't become ubiquitous until this past week. Trymaine Lee has been covering the story since very early on for the Huffington Post -- he talks to Brooke about why the story took so long to spread. 

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Is There Life After Facebook?

Friday, February 03, 2012

It’s easy to forget that Facebook has only been around for eight years. In that time, Facebook’s grown from a college dorm room project to a multi-billion dollar company, and made its 27 year-old founder the 4th richest person in the United States. But Facebook’s life represents an eternity in internet years, where sites live, dominate and die at historic speeds. Surely, then, Facebook must one day die, right? According to Clay Shirky, no one ought to hold their breath waiting for Facebook's demise.

Bangs - Meet Me On Facebook

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The Greene Space

State of the Union Watch Party

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

7:15 PM

Once again, It's A Free Country invites you to watch the State of the Union address with your fellow politics junkies. Brian Lehrer will be there along with others from the It's A Free Country team and WNYC fans from left, right and center.

Freedom Of Information Laws Around the World

Friday, November 18, 2011

Over the last year the Associated Press has tried to answer a simple question: Of the more the 100 countries with freedom-of-information laws on the books, how many actually work?  These laws are increasingly popular, but Martha Mendoza, the AP’s lead reporter on the project tells Brooke that when it comes to compliance talk is cheap.

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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Brooke Gladstone and Fred Kaplan

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Co-host and managing editor of NPR's On The Media and author of The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the MediaBrooke Gladstone joins Slate’s War Stories columnist and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed (and her husband), Fred Kaplan, to discuss how their respective beats have changed since 9/11 and how their family experienced 9/11 and the aftermath.

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Video Club: The Impasse was More Fun on The West Wing

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Sometimes political truth is stranger than political fiction, but the fiction is always more fun.

For that reason, It's A Free Country brings you Video Club with Brian Lehrer, in which our veteran analyst looks at the fun-house mirrors of our government's (in)action: television and the silver screen. What did the writers get right, and where did they flop? Why were the fictional characters more sympathetic, or more detestable? How did the political theater play out in real life? More often than not, it's the reality that looks funny.

To launch our new club, Brian watches the budget debacle unfold on The West Wing Season Five in an episode called "Shutdown." Then, Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of WNYC's On the Media,  gives her take. You'll get a chance to weigh in as well. 

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Brooke Gladstone on the Murdoch Hacking Scandal

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone gives a rundown of the Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal and looks at how it’s been covered by the media, how far and wide the scandal has spread, and what the repercussions of it will be in the British press, government, and here in the United States.

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Reporting Stories and Influencing People: 5- On The Media

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Continuing a series of conversations, Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, and Josh Neufeld, illustrator, talk about their new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media. The book, a work of graphic nonfiction, explains the history and workings of the media.

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Reporting Stories and Influencing People: 4- The Narrative

Monday, May 23, 2011

Continuing a series of conversations, Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, talks about her new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, a work of graphic nonfiction illustrated by Josh Neufeld, which explains the history and workings of the media. Today: the narrative bias when the story needs a beginning, middle and end.

The book launch is tonight, 5/23, at 7 p.m. at McNally Jackson at 52 Prince Street

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Reporting Stories and Influencing People: 3- The Visual Bias

Friday, May 20, 2011

Continuing a series of conversations, Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, talks about her new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, which is a work of graphic nonfiction illustrated by Josh Neufeld which explains the history and workings of the media. Today: the visual bias. 

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Reporting Stories and Influencing People: 2 - The Machines

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Continuing a series of conversations, Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, talks about her new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, which is a work of graphic nonfiction illustrated by Josh Neufeld and which explains the history and workings of the media. Today: media machines throughout history. 

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Reporting Stories and Influencing People: 1 - The Influencing Machine

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In a series of conversations, Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, talks about her new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, which is a work of graphic nonfiction explaining the history and workings of the media. Today: the media as an Influencing Machine, or as a mirror?

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All Hail Deb Amos!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Deb Amos is what's known in the biz as an experienced "Middle East Hand." A correspondent for NPR, she's traveled all over the region (she's here right now), knows the history and watched the stories develop over decades, often under fire. She's also one of my best friends. She's the one who told me the time was ripe for "On the Media" to go to Egypt. So we did. Because she is always right. Thank you, Deb.

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Size Doesn't Matter

Saturday, April 09, 2011

As the rumor of Sarah's arrest was gaining steam, we were driving back from the pyramids.As Sarah's friends and colleagues exchanged anxious tweets, we were coping with... camel stenc...
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Egypt's Many Layers

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Sarah has been struck by the contrasts of Egypt more than I have. Maybe its because I'm older, or because of those years in Moscow, but I'm grateful for the chance to see the city for...
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The View From Here

Friday, April 08, 2011

We've all seen Tahrir Square -- the crowds, the banners, the children, the passion. In the weeks since the revolution, all that has ebbed and flowed on that historic patch of ground. ...
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Freedom of the Press in Post-Mubarak Egypt

Friday, April 08, 2011

The Egyptian revolution has transformed more than just the government. For decades, freedom of the press was out of reach for most of the Egyptian media, but the revolution has changed all that — to an extent. Some topics such as the military are still left unreported by most traditional outlets. Blogs like "Tahrir Diaries," a website run by 25-year-old writer and activist Mona Seif, are one of the few sources reporting on military trials and violations. 

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Brooke Gladstone in Cairo

Friday, April 08, 2011

Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, is in Cairo and gives us her impressions, as well as an update on the Egyptian media. 

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Towel Art

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Ok. This weirdly off topic, but I gotta mention it. I leave my room at the Rameses Hilton every morning, and when I return in the evening, the nice young men who tidy the room leave a surprise on my bed: Towel Sculptures! The first night it was a swan giving a ride to a small stuffed camel. The second night, I was initially stunned by what appeared to be a small child wrapped in gauze,  before I switched on the light and beheld a an impressive towel-crocodile holding the aforementioned camel in its gaping mouth. Today it's a small man in a robe (thank god it's small - I don't think my heart could take any more life-size renderings) wearing MY hat. Also he 's sleeping on MY side of the bed. What nerve!

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She Doesn't Skirt Politics

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Another thing that happened on the Cairo University campus - as we were walking to the sit-in (though actually no one was sitting) a student ran up to me, a young woman in jeans, and ...
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